The Legend of Edgar


The Legend of Edgar is a platform game, not unlike those found on the Amiga and SNES. Edgar must battle his way across the world, solving puzzles and defeating powerful enemies to achieve his quest.

The Story

When Edgar's father fails to return home after venturing out one dark and stormy night, Edgar fears the worst: he has been captured by the evil sorcerer who lives in a fortress beyond the forbidden swamp.

Donning his armour, Edgar sets off to rescue him, but his quest will not be easy...

  • Platform game
  • Large levels with different environments
  • A variety of weapons
  • A persistent game world that can be travelled through
  • Boss Battles!
  • Lots of sound effects and music tracks
  • Joypad support with configurable controls
  • Configurable keyboard support


Default Controls

In Game
Arrow Left / RightMove Left / Right
Arrow Up / DownMove Lifts Up / Down
Left ControlAttack with equipped weapon
Left AltBlock with equipped shield
aUse selected inventory item
cInteract / Talk / Pull item*
zView Inventory
(comma)Previous Inventory Item
(period)Next Inventory Item
EscapeMain Menu
*To pull an item, push against it whilst holding down 'c'. You can then move it around until you let go of 'c'.

Arrow KeysMove selection icon
Left Control / aUse selected item immediately
Left Alt / cSelect item but do not use it*
z / EscapeExit inventory
(comma)Move the currently highlighted item left (allows sorting of items)
(period)Move the currently highlighted item right (allows sorting of items)
*Selecting an item rather than using it means that you can ready items such as health potions to use at a specific moment.

Options Menu
Arrow Up / DownMove selection Up / Down
Arrow Left / RightLower / Raise selected sound option
ReturnActivate Menu Option
EscapePrevious Menu

F12Toggle Full Screen
F10Take Screenshot

Keyboard Configuration

To change the controls select Configure Controls from the Options menu.
The currently configured button will be displayed to the right of the action. To configure an
action highlight the action you wish to set (using the arrow keys on the keyboard) and then press Return.
The current button configuration entry will become a '?' and allow you to press the new key you wish
to use. After doing so the new button will then be displayed.
Repeat this process until you have configured all the keys you wish to.

Joypad Configuration

Joypad configuration is done in the same manner as configuring the keyboard. If you have an analogue joystick
you can use the first analogue stick to move Edgar, so if you have a PlayStation 2 compatible joypad then this will
be the left analogue stick. You can also set the "deadzone" of the analogue stick to make it more or less
sensitive to movement.

Starting a New Game

In the current version, you will start on the tutorial level if the game cannot find any saved configuration options,
otherwise a game will start.

Saving a game

Save points allow you to save your game and carry on where you left off. There are 10 save game

Loading a game

The in-game menu allows you to load a saved game.


Main Menu

New GameStarts a new game
ContinueAllows you to continue if you die against a boss
TutorialStarts the tutorial
Load GameDisplays a list of previously saved games
OptionsDisplays the options menu
AboutShows the current version of the game
QuitQuits the game

Options Menu

Configure ControlsAllows you to configure the controls
Configure SoundAllows you to turn the toggle sound and the volume of music and sound effects
FullscreenToggles full screen mode
Show HintsToggles tips for using switches, lifts and other common world items


You can earn medals in the game for performing certain actions, such as killing a certain number
of enemies or by progressing further in the game.

Command Line Options

Type edgar -h to view a full list of command line options.


You can download the game from GitHub:



If you want to help with translating the game into another language, you can do so by logging into Launchpad


Is there a cheat?

Yes, type in fasterthanthespeedoflove on the options screen

Is there a walkthrough?

There is a work in progress walkthrough here

Can I change the controls?

Yes, press Escape to access the menu, select Options, then Configure Controls. Highlight the control you want to change and press Enter. Next, press the key that you want to use for that particular control.